It’s Friday, there are only forty days until Christmas, and I’ve been up since 3.30am (taking a certain someone to the airport) so it can mean one thing….a need for a big dose of travel style. You’re going to love Alex and Ani charms (and the rest of their collections). I’ve been drooling over them for a while now, so it’s only fair that I share them with you.
Alex and Ani make gorgeous jewellery and accessories. Travel, love and soul feature in lots of the designs, but in a classy, stylish way. Each piece has its own story and message. I like to think of it as inspirational jewellery, but that might just be another excuse to buy pretty things. This one (below) is the Gift of Wisdom Wrap.
“Gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh are treasures of great value. These gifts honor sacred principles, offered to the new king by the wisest men. The three together demonstrate that real wealth is wisdom and wellness. Wear the Gift of Wisdom Wrap, available in three gorgeous hues, and remember that life offers gifts beyond measure.”
Alex and Ani also make daintier bracelets that are perfect for those who are looking for a more discreet bit of style (or for tiny wrists like mine). This one (below) is the Hand of Fatima Pull Chain Bracelet.
Originating from the Hebrew word “hamesh,” literally meaning “five,” the Hand of Fatima is an ancient talisman that symbolizes feminine power. The hand is worn as a defense against negative energy as it deflects the gaze of the evil eye away from the wearer. Believed to channel the forces of good, embrace the energy of the Hand of Fatima Charm that promotes healing and fosters miracles.
In terms of travel, there are plenty of destination charms to choose from, including places like Rhode Island, Dallas and Aruba. You can probably guess that my fave is the San Francisco one (below).
These bangle ones are adjustable and are designed to be stacked, so you create your own unique collection. If you’re off on a RTW trip or know somebody who is, I think it’s a really sweet present for them/you. You can mix and match the destination ones with symbols and messages.
You can add a pop of colour if you want, or even opt for a rose gold, yellow gold, or shiny silver bangle if you like.
Alex and Ani also make cute rings, earrings and other pretty accessories that share your love of travel in a discreet way. These are the compass earrings (below) and they too, have a deep and meaningful message.
An instrumental aid, a compass provides guidance and navigation through life’s unexpected twists and turns. Each cardinal direction has a significant meaning. North represents home and infinite possibility. South embodies passion and the present. East signifies new beginnings and the future. West symbolizes emotion and new beginnings. Wear the Compass Earrings to guide you in the right direction.
All of the pieces are really affordable and have been designed for longevity. The idea is to treasure them and to keep them in your family. Alex and Ani is based in the US, but are working on expanding the collections outside of their own family, by offering international shipping. You can find out more and shop on their website here. Happy shopping!
Which piece is your favourite? X
*All images courtesy of Alex and Ani